FFVA President Discusses State of the Industry

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Mike Stuart, president of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association (FFVA), recently participated in a panel discussion on the state of the industry at the Florida Ag Expo. AgNet Media’s Abbey Taylor caught up with him after the discussion. Stuart said he hopes Florida growers will have a good season after what he called, “a…

Reps. Austin Scott, Neal Dunn Press for Anti-Dumping Provisions in NAFTA

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In recent months, Representatives Austin Scott (GA-08) and Neal Dunn (FL-02) have led bipartisan pushes urging the Trump Administration to prioritize anti-dumping policies in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation and support remedies for Georgia, Florida and other regions of the country whose seasonal and perishable commodities have been hurt by unfair trade.…

Ag Secretary ‘Thinking Out Loud’ About NAFTA Renegotiations

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Renegotiation talks for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will enter round five in the coming weeks. So far, it appears the talks have not moved as progressively as some would like. In an exclusive interview with AgNet Media's Josh McGill, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said he was “thinking out loud” when…

Rep. Jake Raburn Comments on NAFTA

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Trade representatives from the United States, Canada and Mexico have recently finished the third round of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiations in Ottawa. While the officials try to work something out that can benefit all three countries, U.S. specialty crop growers are anxiously waiting to see if they will be helped by the…

Georgia Congressional Delegation Fights for Specialty Crops

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Contact: Rachel Ledbetter, 202-225-6531 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Representative Austin Scott (GA-08), sent a letter to Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, United States Trade Representative. The letter urges a separate domestic industry provision for perishable and seasonable products in antidumping and countervailing duty proceedings through North American Free…

Specialty Crop Growers Want Changes to NAFTA

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Specialty crop growers are more than ready to see changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While certain agriculture industries have fared well from the agreement, such as potatoes, apples and cherries, specialty crops have not. Established in 1994, NAFTA created free trade between the United States, Canada and Mexico. However, the United…